Electric and Zero-Emission Vehicles
Dodgers Dreamfields in Gonzales Park
Climate Resolve is honored to have partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and FivePoint to bring LADF’s largest, most innovative Dodgers Dreamfields project to Gonzales Park in Compton. The project includes six KEBA electric vehicle charging stations that tie into two PV solar carports in Gonzales Park’s parking lot. These charging stations provide public EV charging services to the Compton community.
“Climate Resolve is thrilled to have worked with its partners to originate, develop, and implement this renewable power project that will provide multiple benefits to Compton’s community,” said Seth Jacobson, Managing Director of Solutions Services at Climate Resolve. “Our team also feels deeply grateful to be part of a project that contributes to honoring the legacy of Jackie Robinson for future generations.”
The solar carports are part of approximately 275 kW of PV solar that GRID installed throughout Gonzales Park and on an adjacent city fire station. The solar arrays are net metered with Southern California Edison to offer significant energy cost savings to the city.
Within Gonzales Park, LADF renovated the facility’s existing Jackie Robinson Baseball Stadium into a Dodgers Dreamfield and also constructed new softball and little league fields. The completed $1.5M renovation project endowed Gonzales Park with state-of-the-art ballfields. It also provided the Compton community with a fitness and training zone courtesy of Kershaw’s Challenge; STEM and sustainability education for local students; a PV solar workforce development program managed by GRID; and youth baseball and softball programing through the Dodger RBI program.
A stellar grand opening celebration took place at Gonzales Park around Jackie Robinson Day in April 2022! Click here to learn more about this project and its many benefits.
Climate Resolve is working in the East San Fernando Valley to engage with the community around the benefits of electric vehicles. The team is focusing on conducting outreach around issues of climate change and the benefits of driving electric vehicles including cleaner air, less pollution, lower maintenance costs, and healthier communities. The effort is meant to increase equity and access to EVs within working communities and communities of color. Additionally, the team is also working on a series of short-form videos outlining benefits and resources that are available through LADWP to the City of Los Angeles residents. The videos will highlight opportunities that are available for communities right now and encourage participation from communities that have historically lacked access to these resources.